Metauros has always had a strong commercial connotation, made up of close contacts and exchanges. Between the end of the sixth and the beginning of the fifth century. B.C. begins to forge stronger relations with Rhegion and Locri, on the Ionian Sea. The Locrian influences are manifested above all in the clay arule (altars) with scenes of zoomachia (fights between animals) and sphinxes that were probably used for rituals in honor of the deceased, at the same time signaling the presence of the tomb.